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Installation issues / Re: NVIDIA installation failed
« on: September 25, 2007, 07:42:35 pm »
good god, why the hell are you guys circumventing all this stuff? you guys make it 50,000,000 times harder than you ever should!


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Users / Re: telecom not accepting touch tones
« on: September 25, 2007, 06:29:05 am »
Thanks! That fixed it! :-D

-Thom

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Users / telecom not accepting touch tones
« on: September 24, 2007, 08:08:44 pm »
I am currently using Broadvoice as my VOIP provider, and I was able to successfully get it to register and accept calls.. The attendant answers the phone, and says the individual IVR prompts, but it is not accepting my touch tones from any phone,

I made sure to check my DTMF settings on my cell phone as well, and I am emitting long tones.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Install experience/Problems from DVD
« on: September 24, 2007, 07:26:41 pm »
Hi all!

Hmmmmm! I think the video is "telling a lie" this is really not so simple as shown in the video- this is my thierd go for linuxMCE - but no luck so far!

I know that this is opensource - don´t see it as a complaint, i´m just frustrated that the video is making it oh so simple and almost laughing at Microsoft (uf i said the word ;-) ) but in MS´s cases the SW works 9 out of 10 times - this is maybe 1 out of 10. But hang in there!

I think the team should use more time to make this simple to get running rather on alarm features and things like that!

Now to my install experience/Problems:

1. Got the DVD started to install hangs after this: Install hangs after /dev/sda5: uuid="3604..." type="swap" on DVD install.
    Found out that the DVD doesn´t support SATA, so i got my self an IDE drive - and now we are back in buisness

2. The DVD installs, starts up for the first time - and........... No signal: GFX card: Nvidia 7600GT - TV: LG 37lc2r
    This has been the same problem on all versions so far!
    Found out that a guy got it working by changing the driver in xorg.conf to NV.
   
3. Now i get the video from the Video/audio setup - but can only see a small portion of the screen - the only Resolution i can get to work is 720p and i get through the setup by guessing what to do

4. Next stop is grey screen and something about can´t start something - I change the driver back to nvidia again and get past this point and LinuxMCE starts up!
   
I go through the setup wizzard but only the screen is there - no music, no photos, no TV

So here are my issues i need help on:

1. MS Remote doesn´t work

2. LinuxMCE says that something didn´t start up right, but it seems to work anyway and i can´t find the log file

3. I have to unplug my Logitech wireless dongle and plug it in again every time i start linuxMCE to get my keyboard and mouse to work

4. Linux MCE didn´t find my media files on my Nas server (buffalo terrastation)

5. No TV - myth tv setup hangs my computer

6. VERY low res - the text can´t stay inside the buttons

Can you PLEASE help me get past theese points, because i want to get it to work this time!



Okay, i'll deal with your issues one at a time:

1. what dongle are you using? I am using a USB UIRT, and it is working flawlessly, no configuration needed.

2. what didn't start up, correctly?

3. I use a different wireless keyboard/mouse combo (very rarely, because I use my Fiire chief most of the tiem), from Adesso.. their wireless keyboard/mouse combo that works flawlessly.

4. did you tell it to use LinuxMCE's directory structure? it works best if you do this, and move the files into those directories.

5. very strange..what tuner setup are you using?

6. it's not a question of being low res, it's just a fact of the skin generation process..this will be refined.

as for the video problems you had, did you ever look at the AVWizard page on the wiki? you don't have to blindly press keys to get past a point... the number keys on the top select the resolution and input to use. also it is worth noting that on NVIDIA cards with mixed ports, the first VGA port is always the DVI port with a dongle attached (this is a peculiarity of both the way the cards are designed and NVIDIA's port of the Linux driver.)..so attach a DVI to VGA dongle if you need to... no need to flip flop video driver stuff.

-Thom

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hey man, this will help...

after you put the 'nv' back to 'nvidia' use this page:

http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/AVWizard

This will show you the numbers to press to get the appropriate input.

One thing to note with NVIDIA cards that have BOTH a DVI and a VGA output... The NVIDIA driver TREATS the DVI port as the first VGA port.. so if you need to, attach a DVI to VGA dongle to it, and connect your VGA connector there.

note to all others: please dear god, unless your card is definitely not supported by the vendor driver, DO NOT MESS WITH THE VIDEO SETTINGS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! THE SYSTEM TAKES CARE OF THIS ITSELF. There are exceptions to this, and they are detailed in the wiki.

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Installation issues / Re: Problem with DVD playback
« on: September 23, 2007, 06:20:02 pm »
okay, this is popping up _EVERYWHERE_ wth? nobody seems to be making this connection...

in some setups, UI2 with Alpha blending literally creates a situation where the individual component windows are NOT overlapping correctly at all. I do not know how to fix this, except to completely reinstall...and it only happens on the core systems, not with any external media directors.

the simplest solution for now, is to change your settings to just UI2 with Masking (The middle option), and your videos etc will play correctly.

not so simplest? try reinstalling to see if that fixes it.

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Problem with DVD playback
« on: September 23, 2007, 05:59:17 pm »
question... are you running UI2 with Alpha Blending?

-Thom

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Users / Re: Linear media list
« on: September 22, 2007, 11:58:21 pm »
also, use the attributes in the web admin to your advantage.... you can create Genres... use this to group TV related shows, for example..be creative.

(I can hear you all whining now....puh-leeze.. if you don't like it... write another one... the media center was meant to hold MOVIES and RECORDED TV PROGRAMS (on a limited basis, watch a few, delete em)...)

-Thom

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Users / Re: Linear media list
« on: September 22, 2007, 11:49:22 pm »
I take a different approach.

I make a DVD with menus, and schlorp the episodes onto that disc by season.

I also take advantage of the fact that I'm not storing this onto a disc, but rather onto the hard disks on the core, so the images for these are larger.

It does clean up the list quite a bit. :-)

-Thom

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: MAME
« on: September 21, 2007, 04:05:30 pm »
I am learning the ins-and-outs of doing a plugin, and a DataGrid based plugin for emulated games is on the list. I intend to basically use the same methodology of everything in one place and filter appropriately to launch games, and to essentially break things up into folders, with a launcher script in each folder to trigger the appropriate game.

No, I will not be doing it any other way.
No, I will not be adding on additional features. This makes sense for what most people will be using it for.
If you want to use it, cool, if not, okay, write your own.

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Screen resizes during initial setup
« on: September 19, 2007, 06:50:29 pm »
as a notice.. guys... try at least one install with the CD's, if the DVDs do not properly install... the DVD is essentially a frozen image of a system just before the AVWizard starts, so if your hardware setup doesn't jive exactly, weird..things..will...happen...

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Orbiter failed to setup the transparency
« on: September 19, 2007, 06:47:27 pm »
More than likely, if you're seeing this, and you have an nvidia card... it means, that for some reason, the nvidia drivers were NOT installed, and everything fell back to "vesa" ... install the NVIDIA vendor drivers as root.

If you're seeing this on another card..more than likely, you will not be able to use UI2 with Alpha Blending..this requires currently an NVIDIA card (or if you have a Fiire station system it will work there too)....

-Thom

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 19, 2007, 03:21:15 pm »
I have noticed this, as well, now that you mention it.

-Thom

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Users / Re: Guide does not work with comcast cable digital channels
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:36:56 pm »
yup, i am currently going through hell right now essentially remapping the xmltv id #'s inside mythweb to the QAM channels... I am using Comcast Boston.

-Thom

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Better Media Organization / Browser
« on: September 18, 2007, 04:48:09 pm »
I actually consolidate TV series onto DVD images (which can be a bit bigger than an actual DVD.), so that they don't jam up the media display.

-Thom

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